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good morning to you. look at this sunrise over the bay bridge this morning. a beautiful start to the day. make sure you get out and enjoy it because there are changes in the forecast. thanks so much for joining us, i'm kris sanchez. meteorologist rob mayeda is here, and he says maybe rain tomorrow. >> yes, we're seeing the nice sunrise around san francisco but with the clear skies chilly temperatures this morning down to 38 in san jose. 39 around the peninsula and the north bay seeing 37 degrees. the changes we're going to see coming in right around this time tomorrow as an area of low pressure begins to drop down the coast, but in the meantime pretty nice day today.
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no problems for your outdoor plans especially around the coast upper 50s near 60 today. tomorrow, though, changes. an area of low pressure here instead of really crossing the coast is going to drop right down along the coast and during the morning hours tomorrow you're starting to see some rain approach the coastline, coming up we'll let you know how much we're expecting out of this system and if that's going to bring any snow to the sierra coming up in the full forecast in a few minutes. >> thank you very much, rob, we couldn't use that rain any more than we need it right now. it's getting critical with each passing day the drought situation is, of course, what we're talking about. the latest hit comes from the state water department of california which says there's just not enough water in the system and as a result for the first time in its history it will not provide a single drop of water to farmers or residents this season. people in the south bay and people in the east bay will feel the biggest impact. the tri-valley gets 80% of its water each year from the state water project. >> considering that we are now two-thirds through the wet
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season the state would have to experience heavy rainfall and snowfall every other day through may in order to just get us back to average precipitation levels. and even then we would still face drought conditions. >> now, that announcement also impacts 1 million acres of farmland. one place up for sale in gilroy is creating some concern this morning especially for patients. saint louise regional hospital is on the market. residents' concern is that if a for-profit company takes over it could shut down the hospital if it doesn't make any money. >> it's very important. i have children. i just moved here. i just bought a home and it's definitely going to be a big, huge inconvenience to have to drive all the way to san jose to get, you know, emergency care or pediatrics or anything like that. >> but gilroy's mayor don gage said saint louise is a critical part of the community and he
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doesn't see how shutting it down makes sense for anyone. >> if there's any kind of an emergency whether it's having a baby or a disaster, if you have to travel 30 minutes to an hour to get to a hospital, you know, it's not going to work. >> there are two other hospitals on the market, o'connor hospital in san jose and seton medical center in daly city. the daughters of charity company says it is selling the three hospitals because it is financially impossible to exist in the current modern health care system for them. new video this morning of a santa clara house fire that is now being investigated as an arson case. an nbc bay area viewer posted this cell phone video on instagram. the fire started early yesterday morning. santa clara police arrested a woman who was also a victim of the fire. she was the only member of the family of four who was hurt in the fire. the house which has a for sale sign out front is considered a total loss.
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fire inspection crews are taking another look at a trans-bay tube after a scare shoving a ship that dropped its anchor right above it. b.a.r.t. said a ship lost power near the tube and dropped an anchor to stop drifting. no one inside the b.a.r.t. trains heard anything and there were no alarms but trained were stopped for 20 minutes. yesterday the tube and the tracks were inspected. no problems were found, but once service stopped for the night crews headed back out to double-check. the the effort to legalize marijuana in california is heating up and the secretary of state has given legalization advocates permission to collect signatures they need to put the marijuana legalization initiative on the ballot. it would legalize adult recreational use and protect existing medical marijuana dispensaries. voters rejected the idea in 2010 but advocates say unlike prop 19 this initiative has widespread
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industry support. and as voters watch a booming industry in california generate millions of dollars in tax revenue, views are starting to change. >> national poll we are now polling at 51%. we have states even in the southern states getting ready like florida and tennessee. >> california's legislative analyst office said legalization will save the state $100 million annually in law enforcement costs and would generate a few hundred million dollars in tax revenue but there's still the question of federal law. the drug enforcement agency said marijuana is illegal. supporters now have until june to collect the more than 500,000 signatures they need to qualify this for the november ballot. covered california, the state agency responsible for handling obamacare hired convicted felons to enroll californians. now state law makers are calling for an investigation. new information released by
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covered california show 31 people with criminal backgrounds were hired as enrollment counselors. their past crimes range from forgery to shoplifting, burglary, robbery and welfare fraud. covered california says the employees pose no threat to anyone's personal security. the flu season continues to hit the bay area very hard. as two more people in santa clara county died of the flu raising the number of deaths to 34 in the bay area. statewide it's even more serious. 147 people have died from the virus this season. 4 of them were children and that number is expected to climb higher with 42 deaths still under investigation. last year 106 people died during the entire flu season. experts are urging people to still get the flu shot because they say it is the best way to protect yourself even if you get sick you're not sick as long and you're not as sick. the cdc reports flu activity is expected to continue for several more weeks. still ahead on "today in the
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bay" we'll take a look at the first lady's stay in the bay area and, of course, also super bowl safety. we'll go behind the scenes of a self-operation aiming to keep the big game safe. it's extraordinary and i'm going to take everything in. put it into action. >> and from san jose to sochi, figure skater pauolina edmunds ready to go.
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good morning once again. looking live at san francisco where it is all quiet this morning. certainly not the case yesterday. dancers, drummers and dragons kicked off celebrations for the year of the horse in china town. the city will host a number of new year's events from the miss
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china town pageant to the lunar new year's parade. it is one of the biggest ones outside of asia. a million people are expected to attend on saturday, february 15th. first lady michelle obama is back at the white house after two very successful days in san francisco. just like her husband, she raised thousands of dollars while she was here in the bay area. some people paid big money while others just wanted a look. >> reporter: first lady michelle obama wrapped up two days of fund raising in san francisco with a luncheon at the fairmont hotel. 600 women like tony anderson plunked down anywhere from $500 to $32,000 to break bread with mrs. obama. >> i'm an avid supporter of president obama. i'm a fan of his wife. i think she's outstanding. and i'm a fan of all of the elected women here. >> reporter: a handful of demonstrators turned out hoisting signs from across the
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street. >> we're out here to send president obama a message to fix health care by passing medicare for all. >> reporter: the heavy police presence didn't cause many traffic delays but it did indirectly interrupt at least one tourist outing. >> a cab on the way to the science museum and we saw the -- and he knew it was lunchtime for michelle obama so we pulled the canal over and here we are. >> reporter: the first lady was joined by congresswoman nancy polyand nancy lee and mrs. obama urged the audience to support democrats nationwide in the upcoming 2014 election. >> the young people and minorities going to show up for midterms so she was saying it's on us if we don't show up. >> reporter: some critics were upset the first lady didn't hold any public events instead only appearing at a trio of big ticket democratic fund-raisers. members of the general public
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hoping for a glimpse of the first lady got a glimpse of the motorcade. still ahead, this little gal is leaving as a high school sophomore but could come back as an olympic gold medalist. the vips that came to wish her well. we're seeing a chilly start to the morning. a view from san jose. you can see patchy low clouds and a chance for rein in your weekend forecast as well. their own are fantastic. but add some sauce, pepperoni and cheese and fold up the crescent dough and presto, tuesday night just became crescent pizza pocket-tastic pillsbury crescents. make dinner pop. he loves me. he loves me not. he loves me. he loves me not. ♪ he loves me! that's right. [ mom ] warm and flaky in 15, everyone loves pillsbury grands! [ girl ] make dinner pop!
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looking live at dublin this morning, lots of folks going somewhere. hopefully they are safe. and hopefully you have someplace to go that's fun for you today. the olympic games are now less than a week away and the athletes are finally starting to arrive in russia. members of the u.s. team as well
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as the teams from the uk and kazakhstan began arriving in the russian resort town of sochi yesterday. those who competed last year say it's very good to be back. >> on behalf of the u.s. bobsled team we're all very excited to be here. we competed here last year in a test event, we love the track. love the culture. this is the area and we're just excited to get back out there and compete. >> 230 u.s. athletes are competing in the olympic games this year, the largest number ever in the history of the winter olympic games. one of those athletes is a 15-year-old who was born and raised in san jose and what a send-off she got. polina edmunds is a sophomore and she's on her way to sochi, russia, now to compete in the olympic games in figure skating, we were with polina as her high school sent her away with a
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raucous farewell. >> reporter: the gymnasium at middy high school shook as hundreds of classmates bid her good luck. and there to give the 15-year-old a bit of advice were two alumni, themselves gold medal olympians, randy chastain and kerri walsh. >> she probably had midterms. it's just crazy to think where she's at in her life and she's pursuing this amazing dream and already made a huge dream come true making the olympics. >> this is what you have been training for to be able to step onto the ice or skate onto the ice she's skating on, those are champions, that's where champions go. >> reporter: the olympic figure skater said she was inspired by the surprise visit of walsh and chastain and moved by the boisteroboy ter boisterous cheers. >> it was really crazy. i wasn't expecting it at all, like, anything like that. i was just really excited and it's just so cool to have
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everyone be so excited for me. i'm really happy for it. >> reporter: stay focused say those who have been there and soak it all in. >> breathe and relax? >> breathe relax and kick butt. >> reporter: she's on her place to where champions are made, a place called sochi. on her path to gold. janelle wang is in so sochi covering the olympic games for us. this is a photo that she posted. you can follow her on twitter. she's pointing at the olympic cauldron saying good thing it's not lit. she's so cute. next friday the opening tqse in-depth coverage of the olympics at and rob mayeda is here with a look at the weekend forecast. and, you know, we had the winter olympics here close to the bay area. good thing it wasn't this year. >> up in squaw valley and we've
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really not seen much in the way of snow but thankfully we did see fresh snow this weekend. i think there could be more in the forecast. maybe not so much for tomorrow's system but long range. right now this morning, gorgeous start. let's show you san francisco. you can see the first bit of sunshine hitting the top of the transamerica tower there. clear skies and not much clouds there but a little bit of patchy fog around parts of the bay area and you see the temperatures upper 30s. thanks to the clear skies and the reason why we're seeing the chilly start to the morning we don't have the fog or the low clouds, but changes coming our way as the weather story evolves rapidly for the weekend. mostly sunny skies. you see it there at the bottom of the screen for the start of your seven-day forecast and tomorrow more clouds as this low that is off the coast instead of crossing west to east, is going to do something a little unusual, it's just going to drop right down the coast so areas closest to the low offshore will see the best bet for seeing some showers so with this system unfortunately it doesn't look like the sierra is going to see
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a whole lot. the timing of this system will bring in some clouds a little bit later on today. you can see how it approaches the coast and starts to move parallel to it during the day tomorrow. 10:00 tomorrow morning you are starting to see some of the rain and notice the yellow here offshore. closer to that area of low pressure offshore where you have some cooler air aloft and warmer waters below, there is a slight chance we could see some embedded thunder showers there especially around santa cruz and monterey bay. and notice how the showers really don't move past sacramento, they're staying hung up around the bay area coming in from the southeast during the day and then by the evening skies clearing tomorrow as the showers continue to move down toward the central coast, so rainfall estimates with this system given that it's barely touching the bay area and scooting to the south don't expect to see a whole lot. most locations picking up less than a tenth of an inch of rain but it will impact your outdoor plans especially off the coast where the showers will be off and on throughout the day. today the nicer of the two weekend days before the system comes in during the day
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tomorrow. today's highs, close to 60 degrees in san jose and 58 degrees around san mateo, and san francisco 59 degrees and 58 around pacific heights. as you head over to the north bay you'll start to see high clouds coming in a little bit later on today. 60 degrees in santa rosa. 59 degrees in fremont and the east bay. notice oakland, 62 today. tomorrow, seeing those highs drop as we see more clouds and a few raindrops approaching the bay area. tri-valley temperatures looking at 50s to low 60s around sunol and pleasanton. and sunday forecast drop the highs to the mid to upper 50s. chance of showers, lake tahoe may miss out. maybe around yosemite we could see snow showers. towards the end of the seven-day forecast bringing more clouds, next weekend could be a bigtime snow producer for the sierras and that's good news. high pressure will build in monday through thursday and things change up approaching next weekend and a final check of the forecast for super bowl sunday comparing san jose to new jersey we're going to see
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game-time temperature there close to 40 degrees close to the coldest super bowl ever played which was 39 degrees in 1972. in the meantime, san jose likely seeing some showers around game time later tomorrow. kris? >> the weather will be perfect when we have the super bowl here at the new niner stadium. a scare at the super bowl and the fbi is now on the case. someone mailed packages containing a suspicious white powder to businesses near the site of sunday's game. those mailings went to at least five hotels in new jersey. the fbi says the substances in the letters were tested -- was tested and deemed nonhazardous. customs and border protection has their fleet of aircraft ready to keep the super bowl airspace safe in advance of sunday's big game our sister station in new york got a look inside the hangar. >> reporter: in an undisclosed location only news 4 can take you inside this hangar where customs and border protection has their fleet of aircraft ready to keaep the super bowl
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safe. this jet is typically used to patrol the u.s. border in arizona but now it's in town for the big game. in football terms the citation is like a free safety and its job is to make interceptions. >> our primary job is to intercept that aircraft, determine whether they are friend or foe. >> reporter: that's any aircraft that comes within the no-fly zone around metlife stadium. >> we'll lock them up on radar and get a picture of them on camera and then we'll roll in behind them. >> reporter: veteran pilot david ray showed us the aircraft's capabilities. night vision and long-range cameras that can zero in on another plane's tail number. >> i'm kind of proud of this aircraft. >> reporter: it then feeds back live video to agents on the ground to identify the pilot, flight plan, or if the plane is stolen. >> we'll try to make radio contact with it. tell them where we are. who we are. and what we'd like them to do. >> reporter: if they don't comply, this citation will speed up alongside the unauthorized
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aircraft 150 feet off its wing. go eye to eye. >> eye to eye with the other pilot. >> reporter: pilots will use lighted signs to get the plane out of restricted airspace. if that doesn't work, these blackhawks and f-16s are called in to -- >> more forcefully get them to turn away from the airspace. >> reporter: while most fans will never see the citation, david says it's a privilege to be in the sky with cdp kea keep the super bowl safe. still ahead, a doctor who doesn't believe in keach ieping personal and professional lives separate. how this bay area doctor is going above and beyond for her patients. weights.
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a lot of people consider a doctor who makes house calls as the epitome of personal service but one oakland doctor may have
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you rethinking that. garvin thomas shows us just what she is doing in this morning's "bay area proud." >> reporter: bringing work home from the job regardless of what you do is something most of us try to avoid. even more so when you're a doctor. like caroline hastings. >> it's a constant struggle for physicians to find what people refer to as a work/life balance because it is not only just time consuming but it consumes us emotionally and you just can't turn it off when you go home. here's the drug for the transfer. >> reporter: what makes caroline special, though, is she is a doctor who stopped trying to turn it off. instead, she invited it in. literally. >> i brought my family into my work and my work into my family. it was actually a lot easier for me and it made more sense and it was comfortable. i'm going to take some of this off. i'm so sorry. >> reporter: this day, for example, after treating twins
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for a rare genetic disorder at oakland children's hospital -- ♪ she's treating them to a birthday party. at her house. the party is here because the family from reno is staying here. abby, cassie, mom chris and dad hugh spendening the week sleeping off caroline's family room. >> i get the most amazing doctor in the world and the most beautiful friend at the same time. what else could you ask for if you wanted a physician? i mean, you couldn't get anything better than this. >> i remember talking to you two. >> reporter: the hemples are not the first out of town patients and families caroline has housed during treatments over the years. her three teenage daughters have not only become used to the unique houseguests, they look forward to them. it is programs the main reason caroline chooses to erase almost every line between her personal and professional lives. >> i think it's enripped the
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lives of my children. and i feel like it's made me not only a better physician but a better mother, a better wife, a better friend. >> reporter: it's a work/life balance that may not work for everyone. but in this case works beautifully. garvin thomas, "today in the bay." another major credit card security breach coming up on "today in the bay." this time the potential victims are not shoppers, they're travelers. then the investigative unite exposes major food safety flaws, what the fda is proposing to protect you and your family. ♪ turn around ♪ every now and then i get a little bit hungry ♪ ♪ and there's nothing good for me around ♪ ♪ turn around ♪ every now and then i get a little bit tired ♪ ♪ of craving something that i can't have ♪ ♪ turn around, barbara ♪ forever i've been praying for a snack in my life ♪ ♪ and now i have a brownie ending all of my strife ♪ ♪ i finally found the right snack ♪
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good morning to you. looking live at oakland, pretty as a postcard this morning. if you like this weather today, enjoy it. because it's going to be different tomorrow. thanks so much for joining us. i'm kris sanchez along with meteorologist rob mayeda who says changes are coming for tomorrow morning. >> that's right. we're going to start to see some changes this time tomorrow morning, but right now sunshine. and you can see sunshine looking quite nice on that international
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orange on the golden gate bridge, nothing but sunshine no fog below the bridge either. but san jose is seeing a few wisps of low clouds downtown and hazy skies otherwise clear skies looking off to the east. during the day tomorrow kris mentioned a bit of a different story the low pressure will drop down the coast and pushing clouds our way and eventually during the day tomorrow we're looking at a chance of some showers. maybe a slight chance of a coastal thundershower. some of the stronger cells moving in and then as we head towards the evening things will begin to clear out as the low begins to scoot to the south. we need every drop of rain as we can get as has been updated now with this last week exceptional drought the worst on the scale of drought severity areas of south of san jose and morgan hill and gilroy and into parts of the central valley and we could use the rain and the sierra more snow. we'll have the complete forecast coming up in a few minutes. the impact of our drought got worse and not because of the forecast. the south bay and east bay just lost a major water source.
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leaders of the state water project of california say there's just not enough water in their system. as a result for the first time in its history it will not provide a single drop of water to farmers or residents this season. people in the south bay and in the east bay will feel the biggest impact. the tri-valley gets 80% of its water each year from the state water project. >> considering that we are now two-thirds through the wet season, the state would have to experience heavy rainfall and snowfall every other day through may in order to just get us back to average precipitation levels. and even then we would still face drought conditions. >> that announcement also impacts 1 million acres of farmland. three bay area hospitals are on the market right now and in gilroy people are worried that a sale could turn into a closure. saint louise regional hospital is on the market and eddie ruiz who just moved to gilroy said that hospital is where he goes for all of his medical needs for his family. his concern is that if a
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for-profit company takes it over it could shut down the hospital if it's not profitable. >> it's very important because i have children, of course, i just moved here, i just bought a home and, you know, it's definitely going to be a big, huge inconvenience to have to drive all the way to san jose to get, you know, emergency care pediatrics or anything like that. >> gilroy's mayor don gage said saint louise is a crucial part of the community and he doesn't see how shutting it makes sense for anyone. >> if there's an emergency, whether it's having a baby or a disaster, if you have to travel 30 minutes to an hour to get to a hospital, you know, it's not going to work. >> there are two other hospitals on the market as we mentioned, o'connor hospital in san jose and seton medical center in daly city. the daughters of charity say it is selling the three hospitals because financially it was becoming too difficult to exist in the current modern health care system. the effort to legalize marijuana in california is heating up.
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the secretary of state gave legalization advocates permission yesterday to collect signatures needed to put that marijuana legalization initiative on the ballot. this would legalize adult recreational use and protect existing medical marijuana dispensaries. voters rejected this idea in 2010 but advocates say unlike prop 19 back then this initiative has widespread industry support. and as voters watch a booming industry in colorado generate millions of dollars in tax revenue, views are starting to change. >> national polls we are nowell poing at 51%. we have states even in the southern states getting ready like florida and tennessee. >> california's legislative analyst says legalization will save the state $100 million annually in law enforcement costs and would also generate a few hundred million dollars in tax revenue. however, there is still always the question of federal law. the drug enforcement agency, the
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dea, says marijuana is illegal. supporters now have until june to collect more than 500,000 signatures they need to qualify this issue for the november ballot. well, if you're planning to go to san francisco today, be prepared to see some people in the nude. nude activists are planning to bare it all at noon today during a rally and body freedom parade. they are marking the anniversary of san francisco's nudity ban which went into effect one year ago today. protest organizers are trying to obtain a permit to avoid risking arrest unlike last year's protest when four people were detained. violators could be fined up to $500 and face up to a year in jail. however, the ordinance does grant exceptions for public nudity at specified public events including the gay pride parade and the bay to breakers race. last year we exposed some major flaws in food safety, the way food is distributed to our
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locally grocery stores and restaurants. this morning the fda has new rules. it is cracking down on the companies that handle what we eat. investigative reporter vicky nguyen is on the story. >> there's very little federal oversight on how the food makes it from farm to table. the fda is taking steps to regulate how human and animal food is transported. it will create uniform standards instead of the current patchwork of state laws. under the new rules companies would have to make sure they use the proper vehicles to keep food from becoming contaminated or spoiled. that means refrigeration for products like meat and eggs and separation of food and nonfood items. companies would also be required to train employees in sanitary practices and they would need to keep records of cleaning, cargo and temperature controls, records inspectors could review to hold these companies accountable. the fda says its goal is to
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prevent risky practices that jeopardize food safety. it's a problem we uncovered last summer when our hidden cameras captured sysco corporation storing raw food in unrefrigerated sheds. they have since stopped this practice and is under an ongoing investigation by the state health department and the usda. the fda says more than 83,000 businesses will be affected by these changes. and it's expected to cost an average of $2,000 for each business to implement. but critics say it's going to be even more expensive. the fda is taking comments on the rule until may 31st. we'll let you know when the rules take effect. if you have a tip for our investigative unit, give us a call, 888-996-tips or send us an e-mail to yet another credit card
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security breach but this one involving several hotel chains. they learned about the potential breach from the same security blogger who first reported the massive breach at target. so far it appears hundreds of credit cards and debit cards used at marriott hotels between march of last year through december were hacked. it is not clear yet how many hotels were affected and whether other chains are also involved in this breach. let's face it, most of the pictures that we take never make it to a printer, but a new app could change that. it is called flag. every month the online service will print 20 photos off your phone and also mail the photos to you. price tag is free. the catch, though, is that it will also print an ad on the back of each photo. flag calls itself a photo finishing system for the 21st century. so far it has raised more than $60,000. my mom would like that.
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do you remember these two boy scout leaders in utah when this happened? prosecutors now charged them for knocking over a rock formation that is 170 million years old in a state park. they recorded the video and uploaded it on to youtube in october. glen taylor was charged with one count of criminal mischief and david hall with aiding and assisting in criminal mischief. if convicted they could face up to five years in prison. now, they're laughing about it there, but then they claimed later that they knocked it over because the rock formation was in danger of falling over and injuring or killing someone. it had been that way for 170 million years. still ahead on "today in the bay" the warriors go on the road and try to win a game without one of their star players. biscuits. delicious, but say i press a few out flat, add some beef, sloppy joe sauce and cheese, fold it all up and boom! delicious unsloppy joes perfect for a school night. pillsbury grands biscuits.
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and super bowl boulevard as they're calling it. lots of folks very excited about the super bowl and that big game tomorrow. of course, some people excited about the commercials, but we're watching for the game. the warriors were coming off a big win against the clippers on thursday night and were looking to keep up the momentum against the utah jazz. golden state playing without david lee needed someone to step up and help with the scoring and that's just what green did with an exclamation mark. a big dunk could keep the game close and then it was all steph curry, the all-star scored a season-high 44 points and the warriors beat the jazz 95-90. and orange friday at the park will have a new look this year. here's the exclusive picture and you can see how different it is from last year's jersey. the font retro in the spirit of the old jerseys from the late '70s and early '80s. the giants are excited to get back to work. they are starting with today's fanfest.
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>> been here and doing fanfest, i think it's as much for us as it is for the fans because we get to kind of get geared up with them. >> all the hard work pays off when it comes season time, so getting back to do the things that we love and, you know, doing it together. it's exciting. fanfest at at&t park begins at 10:00 this morning and is, of course, free. much more ahead on "today in the bay." coming up, he's not a doctor or even a first responder. we'll introduce you to a man who has saved hundreds of lives by making a lifetime commitment to giving. a nilce forecast for fanfes and much-needed rain as well. well i drove grandpa to his speed dating this week,
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and good morning once again. let's show you the temperatures around the bay area we're waking up to right now.
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chilly start. clear skies 38 degrees in san jose around the peninsula and east bay, numbers in the upper 40s. 36 into novato and the north bay. a cool start. theems clear skies for now about to be replaced by tomorrow morning. clouds courtesy of this area of low pressure which is offshore today, so the tale of two weekend forecasts and you can see it on the bottom of the screen, your seven-day forecast the first two days, today mostly sunny and clouds coming in towards this evening and tomorrow this is what's going to evolve during the day. clouds coming in for the morning and as this low instead of crossing west to east dives down the coast we're going to see at least an increasing chance of rain for the bay area especially out near the coast. the timing of the system as it comes in during the morning we'll start to see the showers approaching the coast and watch these areas in yellow and orange offshore. the cooler air aloft, warmer air below especially near the ocean surface we could see a slight chance of isolated thunder especially around santa cruz county and along the peninsula
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coastline, something to watch out for as we approach lunchtime tomorrow. and heavier showers off to the west of san francisco and down to monterey and by the evening as the low tracks toward southern california just after sunset we'll see clearing skies and a chilly night setting up for sunday. the low mainly approaching the coastline we're not expecting a lot of rain out of this. it will affect your weekend plans for sure on the afternoon on the coast tomorrow but the rain totals expected to stay under a tenth of an inch and unfortunately not much moisture expected to get toward the sierra most of it tracking down the central coast. today, mostly sun skies and high temperatures today climbing most-into the upper 50s to near 60 degrees for today. this is going to give us the sunshine for san jose. a high close to 60 around the peninsula, 58 degrees, redwood city near 60 and close to san francisco highs in the upper 50s. the north bay, this is the sunnier of the two weekend days close to 60 in napa and santa rosa. east bay, 62 in oakland. 59 degrees in fremont and around the tri-valley we'll see upper
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50s to low 60s. a completely different forecast here for your sunday. highs mid to upper 50s. mostly cloudy. best chance of showers, again, from san francisco down the peninsula coastline into santa cruz, we'll probably see showers across the east bay and south bay as well ending by the evening, slight chance of showers in the sierra. a better chance of heavy sierra snow for next weekend. high pressure will build in. you'll see it there monday through thursday in the seven-day forecast and friday into next weekend that will be our next chance for seeing some hopefully heavy sierra snow and another chance for seeing some rain around the bay area. as you keep your eyes on the super bowl tomorrow, around san jose we'll have highs in the mid-50s and the east coast, new jersey and new york actually not going be looking at a nor'easter or snow. temperatures near 40 as the game continues we'll see the temperatures diving to the 30s. kris? >> all right, thank you very much, rob. still ahead on "today in the bay," why the red cross calls
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good morning to you, looking live at the sunol grade and in the distance, lots of blue sky and sunshine. enjoy it today because we have the rain forecast tomorrow as rob has mentioned. this man that you are going to meet is 76 years old and he's helped save hundreds of lives. this humble hero is hoping hils story might encourage you to do the same. dr. frank mcgeorge shares his story. >> it was 1956 and he was attending iowa state university on a football scholarship. >> 19 years old. i was a sophomore in college and i was home for the summer. and i was down visiting my aunt and they came in and said she needed blood. i went directly across the street to the red cross. >> reporter: sadly his aunt did
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not survive, but the experience of that day had a major impact on tom. he started giving blood every eight weeks after that and has never stopped. >> when they call i come. i've been coming to the red cross at various locations in the area for so long that i've gotten to know most of the nurses by name. >> reporter: he's been forced to miss a few times over the years. >> i was on medication a couple of times i'd had surgery. >> reporter: but as soon as he was able, he always came right back. and then there was the time he trudged in through a snowstorm. >> i came down here and the snow was deep and it was a bad day. >> reporter: only to be told his iron level was too low to give. >> said my goodness, you're turning me down. >> reporter: threw the years he's worked as a teacher at ford motor company and became a detroit police commander but his commitment as a blood donor never wavered. now approaching his 77th birthday the red cross estimates tom has given about 240 pints blood, that works out to 30
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gallons. >> identify was actually amazed when they told me how much i had given. they said, jeez, do you realize for every pint of blood you are helping three or four people? multiply that times 240. >> reporter: we'll do the math for you. that's at least 720 people who have been helped or saved by tom's blood. >> i know that somebody, somebody, who needs that blood is using it. there are only givers and takers. i don't know anything between. so, i consider myself to be a giver and i guess giving blood is part of that. >> reporter: so what does the red cross think of tom? >> one in a million. >> reporter: spokesperson bridget tuohy said they rely on donors to help meet the constant need for blood. >> it will hover around there for two weeks we lose blood in that time period, people do not come to donate blood. a guy like tom who shows up every eight weeks and donates, well, if there were more of him
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we'd never have to be saying hem, help, come now, need blood. we need more toms. >> reporter: tom just hopes he can inspire more people to just give donating a try. >> it's a very simple process and it's a very needed process. it's a painless process. and it's something that we all need to think about doing if at all possible. >> admirable. still ahead on "today in the bay" we're going to introduce you to eric how can take home and have your own puppy bowl during the super bowl halftime show. we'll show you where you can find him.
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our friends from pets in need are here this morning volunteer lisa simmons is here with eric, one half of what you need for a puppy bell. >> that's right. absolutely.
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and he would love to be the center of attention, the halftime show forever. >> exactly. he looks like a chihuahua. but doesn't seem to act like a chihuahua. >> he definitely has some terrier in him. all right, please. and he's a puppy still. he's only about 7 1/2 months old. he doesn't behave like a chihuahua. he's totally got more of a terrier behavior. >> he's not doing the shimmy, which i wa wa shchihuahua shimm. >> he looks like a little fox. >> we should ask him what does the fox say. super bowl sunday a good time to come to the shelter if you're not into football. >> absolutely. we'll be doing and doing adoptions and it's a wonderful time to come if you're not into football. >> is it a busy day for you all? >> it can be. a lot of times we have moms and kids coming in. >> okay, dad, you get to watch the game. and then you get a dog.
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not a bad way to spend a sunday. >> absolutely. >> thanks so much, lisa. >> if you want to know more about eric or the other pets in need you can go to and we'll see you next week. and speaking of pup pis yppu can't have a super bowl unless the puppies make their picks. jimmy fallon's show, the puppies like denver to gobble up the seahawks. and one of the reporters in the bay area happens to be our friend and colleague, the delta sigma phi sorority wanted to honor strong african-american women who are journalists and if you haven't had the pleasure of meeting cheryl hurd, she's a wonderful person. thank you so much for making us a part of your morning, we'll have more news at 5:00, 6:00,
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